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Iberia tag 4C 
  Sept. 17, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week
Join Madame Tammy Gordon with the Port of Delcambre at the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market this Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.  For the latest updates, visit and



Meetings and Events
Sept. 24
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 11-13
Oct. 23


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Thank you TABASCO® and KONRIKO® for providing 50 chipotle sauce bottle brushes and 50 boxes of wild pecan rice for LTPA's Culinary Media/ Sales Mission in Atlanta targeting media and travel trade. IPCVB provided 50 Tour to Savor brochures.




Industry News
  • Come get the new issue of Bon Temps, the official tourism guide and response piece of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, at our welcome center. Check out our ad (p.42) and the editorial on the LA Sugar Cane Festival (p.17).


  • Pick up your copy of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Fun Guide at our welcome center.
  • Here's the list of BP grant recipients in the last award round. IPCVB is a member of the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition, which received $500,000. Our BP community relations representative, Gerald Ford, will give an update on BP activities at IPCVB's monthly meeting on Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m.


  • Monsieur Raymond Pellerin with Tour du Teche asks Iberia merchants and residents to make handmade signs to welcome Tour du Teche to our community from Oct. 4-6. Businesses with electronic signs could display a welcome message. Those who live on the bayou could also place signs on the banks and bridges. You can contact Raymond Pellerin at


  • R&M's Boiling Point will reopen in its new location on Sept. 18.


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • SOCIAL MEDIA TIP #5: Incentives. Give incentives for people to follow you and interact with your social media pages. Ideas include a photo contest with a prize (check out Jungle Gardens' Wildlife Wednesdays); like us and register for a chance to win a prize (IberiaTravel); like us and get a discount; or even better, according to social media experts, creating a VIP club on your page with incentives can turn them into repeat customers. VIP clubs can be created with facebook apps (many are free).


  • Tag your posts with #onlyiberia to be featured on our social media, and Like us on Facebook#onlylouisiana to be featured on the state's social media.




  • Advertise with Group Tour magazine's Culinary Planning Guide. The guide targets the culinary group tour market. McIlhenny is featured in the 2013 guide (p. 12). For more information contact our office.


Iberia in the Media
  • Kudos to the Lydia Cancer Association for promoting its Cajun Food Fest on K ATC last week! Watch the video.




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Louisiana and Beyond
  • The National World War II Museum in New Orleans was mentioned in a recent The Wall Street Journal article observing the use of modern technology to enhance visitor experiences by attractions nationwide.

  • Did you know that baby boomers and seniors spend more time online than  watching television? Details here.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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